Sean – great race report and great race! fantastic effort with a bad blister and stomach, the marathon was made to test us that’s for sure! 18 minute PB as well, wowsers!
PS, yes am doing Edinburgh! Ermm, not sure you are allowed senior moments at the tender age of 39+3 are you?! Due to being away climbing in France Thur-Monday I will say a HUGE GOOD LUCK for Sunday right now! I’m sure you will be fine – I really think you should take a couple more gels and maybe take the first one around mile 4 or 5. And when the going gets tough grit your teeth, slow down and keep running!
Washwood – massive BEST OF LUCK for London this coming Sunday. I’m sure you will smash it! What pace are you going to go at? My tips for London and for your first marathon are don’t try and weave round people to make up time – if you’ve got energy you will pass loads of people on wider roads after mile 16!, do take enough gels (6?) but don’t use energy drink as well and really try and enjoy the experience. I thought London was amazing..
Carter, fab race report. How awesome to pace like that and run that time without your watch! Really well done again.. and a negative split – I’m in awe!
Nell, BEST OF LUCK for London – what time are you after again?
Ali, thanks for your encouragement but I think we both know that no marathon is ever a walk in the park ;o) Your race report is inspiring to be honest. You are way more stubborn than me to have gone through all that (and I am very stubborn trust me!) – really well done on sticking it out and bringing in such a fab time in those circumstances
Easy recovery 3 for me today at lunch – more mucking around with my plan this week due to being away climbing in France this coming Thur – Monday (yes I do also have a family! – so it’s a real juggle fest for me the last few weeks!). As a result I did a 7 mile tempo yday (instead of this coming Thursday), dropped the speed session yet again and replaced with today’s recovery run and am doing 20 miles on Thursday! Sheesh, can’t wait for return to a more normal schedule next week. After Thursday’s run just 2 more long runs till taper for Edinburgh….
Ahh, I see Carter! Did you follow a pacer? Lack of watch was obviously empowering
PS, I'm not doing London! I'm nearly 40 i'll have you know which means minimum 2 day hangovers so there's no way I would have been on the lash like that a week before a marathon! (am doing Edinburgh end of May). Yours is this coming weekend same date as London yah?
7 miles at ave 7'57 pace at lunch. ho hum, still quite warm out there. Another 3 weekends of long runs and I'm in to taper. not that long now!!
Sorry for lateness of post, was so hungover yesterday!! Wedding was cracking..
Amazing racing all round yesterday
Ali - brilliant work. You shld be really proud. I do believe that what's they call courage in the face of adversity. Great time especially with injuries in training and then obviously the difficulties on the day itself - really well done
Sean, 3'21. Again - wow, that is a great time. You should be absolutely over the moon. hope you enjoyed some celebratory beers..
Carter - 3'15!! Even better. well done that's incredible. How were your splits - interested in your pacing!
Carl - 18 miles at 8'09 pace on the heath is excellent - it's very hilly round there.. were you out of puff or did you feel strong? And yes re other people tapering it is a bit weird - sort of like arriving at a party late on when sober?!
Nell, Hibs clearly have the same weakness as the Arsenal! All ready for VLM?